Yesterday my family and I visited the Atlanta Botanical Garden. While some of the plants were not in bloom this time of year, the lush environment still provided a wonderful few hours to enjoy nature’s beauty. Plus, for this Florida girl, the cool humid-less air was a joy.
Once inside Atlanta Botanical Garden we discovered a vast collection of scarecrow creations by area school groups, organizations and businesses for “Scarecrows in the Garden.” They were inventive, artistic and often humorous. As we walked the garden these fun creations would greet us, peeking out from the foliage lining the walkway. It was the perfect day to linger and look at all the scarecrows, flowers, insects and sculpture.
We spotted a few Chihuly sculptures around the garden including this beauty atop a fountain.
Scarecrows in Atlanta Botanical Garden
This is the first scarecrow that greeted us and I loved its color and construction created with simple elements including yarn, paint sticks and clothespins.
“Galilecrow” had an ency-crow-pedia to help him with his astronomy.
During the spring, this garden lady natural sculpture is covered in flowers.
We spotted some fall color beginning to appear in the garden.
I loved this entry called, “Le Arte” that uses a painter’s palette headpiece.
This was one of my favorites, the “Ghoulin Rouge.” Clever!
By far one of the most interesting plants we saw was this incredible sight in the tropical environment. This is a Cissus plant and the main plant sits high near the ceiling of the building. The rubbery strings cascading down are the roots of the plant.
This impromptu selfie turned out to be a really good photo of us. We got on the road home after our visit to the garden and enjoyed another beautiful piece of nature to end the day.